Have you ever heard the saying "It's better to give than to receive?" I am convinced that this seemingly positive cultural belief is at the core of why so many of us struggle to take care of ourselves. Think about it. We've been conditioned to believe that in order to be a good friend, wife, daughter, employee, mother, partner that we must give. And not just give a little, but give, give and give until there isn't anything left. Even if we are tired, even if we don't really have the time, money or energy to offer, we've been conditioned to give to others instead of receive ourselves.
As a result, we operate like banks that only give out withdraws and never take in deposits. You don't have to be an economic genius to run the results of this equation -- bankruptcy. We over-give, under-receive and then end up emotionally, physically and spiritually drained and depleted, internally ...
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